Fintech Startups and Incumbent Players: Policy Challenges and Opportunities

4th Oxford Business Law Blog Annual Conference


About the conference: 

The potential of financial technology for innovation and growth is well-established by now. Yet start-ups often face many regulatory challenges in the early years, obstructing market access.

Technology firms and incumbent financial institutions are experimenting with new solutions to this problem, often establishing co-operative linkages one with the other. At the same time, governments and regulators have introduced special frameworks that may facilitate the newcomers’ market entry. Among these are regulatory “sandboxes”, which provide for a safe experimentation space allowing new market participants to test their services in the real market with a reduced regulatory burden, but under close scrutiny of the supervisor.

Governments are continuing to experiment with other formats to help new market entrants with the regulatory complexity, including through incubators and mentorship programmes. The proposed workshop will put together high-level academics, regulators and practitioners involved with these issues, with the objective of evaluating these different initiatives.


When: 27 March 2020, 8:30am-5:30pm

Where: Online Webinar by the University of Oxford



CFTE’s Co-Founder, Huy Nguyen Trieu, will be sharing his expertise on the topic in a roundtable together with Ben Davey (Barclays Bank Venture Capital), Amelie Champsaur (Cleary Gottlieb, TBC), Jeff Lynn (Seedrs), and an Intesa San Paolo Representative tbc.


*This event is by invitation only. For the full program & enquiries, please follow the link here.